Design of a Virtual Community Infrastructure for Elderly Care

@inproceedings{CamarinhaMatos2002DesignOA,
  title={Design of a Virtual Community Infrastructure for Elderly Care},
  author={Luis M. Camarinha-Matos and Hamideh Afsarmanesh},
  booktitle={PRO-VE},
  year={2002}
}
The virtual organizations paradigm combined with adequate tools to support the cooperation of social care assistants, health care professionals, elderly people, and their relatives, constituting a “virtual community”, represent a promising approach to reduce the overwhelming care provision costs and to increase their quality. An architecture for a flexible platform based on adaptive mobile agents and information federation mechanisms is proposed and preliminary feasibility experiments are… CONTINUE READING

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